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Maison Blanc
Cuisines: French, Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Located on South Street just a few minutes' walk from the Cathedral and Southgate. Stephane and his friendly team will give you a warm welcome and look forward to serving you a seasonal cafe menu, afternoon tea, delicious pastries and patisserie. Plenty of seating available. Licensed. Maison Blanc is an artisan bakery renowned for its speciality breads, freshly baked pastries, seasonal menu and of course world famous cakes and patisserie - all handmade to perfection and simply bursting with seasonal flavour.We're passionate about serving innovative, charming and authentically French food that leaves our customers craving for more. Our core value is Tradition et Qualite which remains at the heart of everything we do from sourcing the finest and freshest ingredients, to the creation of our recipes and presentation of our food.Originally created in Oxford in 1980, we were the first authentic patisserie in England. We now serve a little slice of France in 14 locations around London and the South. Our cafes are the perfect place for a rendez-vous with family and friendsWe adopt a joie-de vie attitude and believe that life should be enjoyed one delicate macaroon at a time.
Reviewed 10 November 2012

Maison Blanc, Chichester, was always warm, friendly and atmospheric, and a delightful to spend time over the paper. Yes, tables were crowded and you sometimes had to wait for a seat - but that's a good sign. The revamped and refitted cafe has lost so much charm and character and the range of cakes and breads appears to be much less than pre-refit. The staff are still excellent, but the new decor and cafe is soulless and without charm - I could be in a dozen other cafes in the area. I also am not a fan of bread and cakes sitting on an uncovered table in the centre of the shop: this is unhygenic and has put me off eating there. Bring back the long chilled counter with the wide range of delicious cakes and pastries. What a shame to change a winning formulae.

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Reviewed 7 October 2012

Once upon a time Maison Blanc was a very good patisserie with a most superior Lemon Tart and delicacies. Now it is just a Cafe, with rather indifferent coffee, very slow service, and over priced or should I say underwhelming food. Mostly sandwiches or filled bagettes with a little salad on the side were half bagettes, half of rather small loaves! Sandwiches were rather thin bread with sparse fillings - with so many superior wholemeal/grain breads available these should have been their show pieces. Service bought coffee almost immediately but ones food took a good half hour to appear, so order coffee to have with the meal if you like it that way. With the competition in Chichester and so many other towns Maison Blanc should be trying very much harder - we won't be going again!

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Reviewed 1 November 2015
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Reviewed 19 July 2015
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